Ben Crane shot a seven-under-par 63 on Thursday at TPC at Southwind to take the lead in the suspended first round of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn.
Crane took advantage of a 3 1/2-hour delay that left nearly perfect scoring conditions with no wind and rain-softened greens. He had five of his seven birdies on his final nine holes, the last a few minutes before play was suspended because of darkness.
Crane needed only 24 putts for his best round of the season.
Sixty players were unable to finish the round.
Peter Malnati shot a 65, and Billy Horschel also was at five under with two holes left to play.
Retief Goosen and Joe Durant each had a 66, and...